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antioxidant
n. substance that inhibits oxidation

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Antioxidant
An antioxidant is a molecule that inhibits the oxidation of other molecules. Oxidation is a chemical reaction that can produce free radicals, leading to chain reactions that may damage cells. Antioxidants such as thiols or ascorbic acid (vitamin C) terminate these chain reactions.

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antioxidant

Noun
1. substance that inhibits oxidation or inhibits reactions promoted by oxygen or peroxides
(hypernym) inhibitor
(hyponym) glutathione peroxidase


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n. antioxidant

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antioxidant
Rzecz. przeciwutleniacz


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